The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Cancer Survivorship Conference was held from 28-29 March. The event hosted over 250 people and the program covered a wide range of issues and matters of concern for cancer survivors. Jan Mumford and Robin Mitchell, Chair and Deputy Chair of the AGITG Consumer Advisory Panel, attended the conference, as well as AGITG Director Dan Kent.
Key topics included cardiovascular disease following treatments and comorbidities, language and culture, exercise, out of pocket expenses and changed sexual expectations after treatments. The first day finished with insights into art therapy and attendees had a hands-on experience at creating a piece of art themselves.
The Ashleigh Moore Oration highlights the work of outstanding, inspiring individuals who have made a significant contribution to Survivorship research. This year’s Award was received by Associate Professor Richard Cohen, who has steered significant improvements in childhood cancer survival and made changes to improving practice.
Report provided by Jan Mumford & Robin Mitchell, Chair and Deputy Chair of the AGITG Consumer Advisory Panel.